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1 Signs of Spring on Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:39 pm

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Just a few pics of some of the plants starting to brighten up the yard:

Crocus's:




Hellebore:


Sedums:


And the only frogs I ever see near my pond unfortunately:


Boo enjoying the warmth of the sun by the pond:


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2 Re: Signs of Spring on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:30 pm

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So nice. Can't wait. We just got maybe 7-10" a couple of days ago so it'll be a while before we see much anything green.


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3 Re: Signs of Spring on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:09 pm

Same here Esther ...not quite as much but very heavy and wet snow...I'm sick and tired of shoveling so I decided to only shovel off the deck and leave the driveway alone.

I have been hearing more birds singing lately so even though it feels differently, spring isn't far off. Man I'm looking forward to the crocuses, they are my favorite spring flower. I planted them in the lawn of our old house and by the time we moved out, there were over 5000 bulbs that made cars slow down as they drove by during the bloom.
I'm doing it again here but there's only a couple hundred so far. Nothing like our old place

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4 Re: Signs of Spring on Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:55 pm

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My peach tree is blooming! If all those blooms make peaches, we're gonna have a bumper crop! I'll try to get out and take pictures tomorrow if it doesn't rain. The ground is still soooo wet!

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5 spring on Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:49 pm

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I agree Rosebud, my yard is so mucky, and more rain expected today. Been seeing a lot of Robins, Bluebirds and Blue Jays.

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6 Re: Signs of Spring on Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:47 pm

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All those birds are trying to figure out when is the best time to leave. Too bad they don't have Facebook.


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7 Re: Signs of Spring on Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:58 pm

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So nice to see your spring pictures, JW. It's snowing here today and it's supposed to snow tomorrow and Sunday. I think we are getting the end of that noreaster that hit the east coast.


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8 Re: Signs of Spring on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:17 pm

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fishlipsmcgee wrote:So nice to see your spring pictures, JW. It's snowing here today and it's supposed to snow tomorrow and Sunday. I think we are getting the end of that noreaster that hit the east coast.

on having the worst winter ever eh? Hope you thaw out nicely and Spring springs for you soon


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9 Re: Signs of Spring on Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:55 pm

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Hope I do this right. These are my peach blossoms.

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10 Re: Signs of Spring on Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:41 pm

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What beautiful pictures! I know spring is coming but we got more snow yesterday with more expected this afternoon. I have spring fever so bad, I can taste it....seriously. I'm getting really cranky about it. I guess I'll have to go stand in a sunbeam: that is IF I COULD FIND ONE! ex[overreact] Thanks for sharing those pics with such beautiful colors!!

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11 Re: Signs of Spring on Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:57 pm

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Rosebud those are so pretty Hope ours do good this year. We have this certain kind called Frost Peach tree that is supposed to do well here in our PNW climate. The first year it had one peach, that was a couple yrs ago when we first planted it. Then last year it got maybe 3 so I'm hoping this year for 5 or 6. I don't eat them but DH says they are delicious.


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12 Re: Signs of Spring on Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:11 pm

nice picture of the peach blossoms....At least it got above freezing today and it didn't snow

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13 Re: Signs of Spring on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:03 pm

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More Spring blooms:





These two are new ones I just bought:

Royal Star Magnolia (slightly fragrant blossoms:



And Harry Lauders Walking Stick or also called Twisted Filbert:



And then when it started looking all nice and sunny and we were outta winter weather this happened on April 3rd:

Hail and yucky cold, windy wet stuff all over again..............so much for an early summer


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14 Re: Signs of Spring on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:20 pm

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Well, I'm not going to have any peaches this year after all. Robert sprayed herbicide in the ditch and along the fenceline. Unfortunately, he didn't take into consideration that the wind was blowing. I lost all my peaches and leaves on that tree! Also lost everything on one rose bush! What really chaps me is that he won't admit that his spraying did it! I mean I know it was an accident but, at least admit it! I'm just hoping that it didn't kill the tree or the rose bush.

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15 Re: Signs of Spring on Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:43 pm

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Oh no Rosebud that is a real bummer..................shame on him, now he has to buy you a steady supply of home grown peaches somewhere to make up for it and don't forget the roses also ex[naughty]


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16 Re: Signs of Spring on Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:08 pm

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Wow JW, your so much further ahead than we are. I've seen a few Daffodils and crocus, no tulips yet and trees are just beginning to get buds. Today I did see a Forsythia bush in bloom on my way home today, so we're getting there.

Rosebud, I hope your plants live.

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17 Re: Signs of Spring on Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:54 pm

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Lari, we may be ahead of you right now but you will soon catch up w/ us and pass us by with your nice hot summers. We stay fairly cool here and get some nice warm days but also lots of rain and clouds. They don't call us The Evergreen State for nothing ya know ex[rain



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18 Re: Signs of Spring on Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:55 pm

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Tomorrow when I go walking, I'm going to take my camera. There are so many beautiful flowers blooming! The azaleas and bridal wreath are simply breathtaking! The wildflowers are really outdoing themselves this year too. Oh, and my yellow roses are blooming! And the weather is beautiful (for the moment)!
ex[daisy] ex[grow] sunny

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19 Re: Signs of Spring on Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:46 pm

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Oh good I would love to see what plants are growing and blooming in your part of the country and what kinds you can grow. Can't wait to see your pics bounce Brrrrrrrrrrrr, it's cold here again but at least the sun is trying to come out sunny


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20 Re: Signs of Spring on Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:27 pm

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Buttercups grow alongside the roads everywhere!


This is pretty, but I don't know what it is.


Yellow Iris

I'm taking a different route tomorrow, so I'll get different photos!

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21 Re: Signs of Spring on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:26 pm

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Very pretty and I have no idea what that middle one is either. Is it a tree or a bush? Looks like it would be some kind of fruit. I'll check in tomorrow to see what else you find on your walk ex[walker]


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22 Re: Signs of Spring on Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:05 am

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The middle one is a tree. I figure it's a fruit tree too. I'm gonna keep an eye on it to see what it makes! ex[nod]

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23 Re: Signs of Spring on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:14 pm

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More pictures!

Oxalis (also called Wood Sorrel)


Wisteria (a heavenly fragrance)



Azalea


Another Azalea


This isn't one of my rose bushes, but I love it!

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24 Re: Signs of Spring on Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:31 pm

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Well I must tell you that you guys there in Texas are way far ahead of us here in Washington with all your blooming bushes. We have Azalea in bloom but no roses or Wisteria yet. The pretty little Oxalis looks kinda like a clover. I love Wisteria and I'm trying to make a tree out of a little one that I bought one year but the poor thing gets frozen every year and then has to start all over again. I think it's getting stronger tho as I notice some buds coming on now. ex[grow] We had snow showers here today


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